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VLOG #1: Portland HD Radio Bandscan

As an experiment of sorts, I decided to shoot my first video blog (or “vlog”) for Radio Survivor. I’ve been wanting to share a bandscan of all the HD Radio stations in Portland, OR, where I live, and I finally got down to it.

Although I’m a critic of HD Radio, I do think it’s interesting to explore the HD-2, 3, and 4 signals, which offer some interesting alternatives and seem to change up fairly often. I thought this might be of interest to many of you who have never used or heard an HD Radio receiver, except for maybe one that’s in a car, which isn’t actually an ideal place to scan and find all the subchannels.

Yes, I know I’m a little out-of-focus. It wasn’t obvious until after I started editing, and I decided that perfect was the enemy of done. Better focus can wait for VLOG #2.

Let me know what you think in the comments–especially if you think there should be a #2.

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3 Responses to VLOG #1: Portland HD Radio Bandscan

  1. Bruce October 12, 2015 at 5:49 am #

    Here, in Erie PA, only 2 stations in digital, w/2 subchannels each. Neither one transmits text data, sadly, much less pictures… The other stations are owned by colleges, or by one big corporate (several stations) that doesn’t support digital. I think us should drop analog, go digital, these stations must run two transmissions, a waste.

    • Paul Riismandel October 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

      Thanks for the report from Erie, Bruce! What do you think the advantage of going all digital would be? Wouldn’t it be a problem to get everyone to buy new radios?

      In Europe they run digital and analog radio as separate services on separate bands.

  2. Ben October 19, 2015 at 11:23 am #

    Codename for Christian?
    *screams*
    The hostility is so evident. . .

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